HOW OLOWOOKERE LIFTS MIMIKO’S IMAGE WITH ODOPOS HOUSING SCHEME ……WHY THREE STATE GOVERNORS NEEDED HIM BADLY.

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In less than eight months in office as head of the OSDPC board, Olowookere’s yeoman’s performance in office has stood him out from the crowd among the 82 politicians appointed on the same day.

It is note worthy that the ruling Labour Party [LP] in Ondo State has benefited immensely from the outstanding performance of Dr.Akin Zerubbabel Olowookere as the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of the Ondo State Development Property Corporation [OSPDC] as this has helped to erase, straighten, re-write history and change wrong perceptions that political appointments often serveas avenue for political patronage rather than for service under Gov.Mimikos administration.

In the 38years of the existence of Ondo State no political appointee or public officeholder has ever impacted on the state like Olowookere the incumbent Chairman of OSDPC has done.
The story has changed now with the dramatic turn around been witnessed at Housing Corporation under the chairmanship of Olowookere that political appointees should not be judged by the number of days, months, or years spent in office but by the positive impact and initiatives been made while on the saddle.

This latest development in the Corporation can be said to be the signpost of the benchmark of change in governance despite the inertial usually experienced at the corporation in the past.
His short stay as the CEO of Housing Corporation has positively impacted on the improved services of the corporation as the staffers of the corporation are re-orientated to brace-up with the dictate of the new era.

The revolution in the corporation is made possible because of the rich pedigree of Olowookere as an active top player in the sector where he once pioneered the first private housing estate in Ondo State.

Olowookere who is known to be a man with strong passion for excellent inherited a corporation whose staff morale was at the lowest ebb.

But the star projects initiated by Olowookere that really blows Gov. Mimikos mind is the Ondo State Properties Ownership Scheme [ODOPOS] a revolutionary urbanisation scheme code named Iroko Sunshine Investment Train that is aimed at taking the masses to their promiseland.

The outstanding success recorded by Olowookere and his team has also been an attraction for the government of the day because of the these innovative life touching projects recently flag off,the ODOPOS Projects is the manifestation of the Gov. Mimikos transformation agenda.
ThePODIUM investigation from ODOPOS office and from industry watchers revealed that this innovation by Olowookere and his team is a success story since the projects kick off some few months ago.

Even doubting Thomas’s who reluctantly keyed into the scheme because of perceived skepticism have overnight turned themselves to ODOPOS unofficial Agents through their testimonial endorsments of the scheme.
So what is ODOPOS? a marketing handbill for the project titled “The Promise Land” stated that ODOPOS is registered as an independent company that has its own board and management team different from being an appendage of ODPC with a clear mission to bridge the gap between the poverty and property .

ODOPOS scheme is a special multi-purpose investment cum wealth creation vehicle that is aimed at fostering partnership with OSDPC as ODOPOS Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited [MCSL] with registration no.29170

The company area of core competence includes Acquisition and Infrastructure of Land, Real Estate Consultancy, Property Management and Development, Real Estate Information Data Management.

During the visitation by ThePODIUM Reporter there was a beehive like activities at the office of ODOPOS within the housing corporations headquarters Ijapo Akure as applicants besige the there for consultation and registration.

The major attraction of the scheme according to the testimony from the applicant is that ODOPOS management are working to time as the scheme promised to make housing affordable for the poor through a very convenient payment plan.

Aside from the medium income earners who were the major target of the scheme the high class in the society, corporate players like banks, government agencies and parastatals too are falling over themselves to have a peace of the action.

As at the time of publishing the report ThePODIUM checks revealed that eight banks have keyed into the scheme as partners while OSPC remains the Principal Partner and Messers Alayo Adetunji & company is the Estate Surveyor and Valuer.

The scheme also has as media consultant, DIPTOT Communications Limited which is a brainchild of Olasunkami Adebayo and the agency has been the catalyst behind the high rising profile of the scheme amongst the populist.

And because of the riddles rhetoric surrounding the scheme had made the management team of ODOPOS to give a nod to DipTot to launch a weekly radio programme.
Data gathered from different Media Research Reports on Radio Listenership in Ondo State scored the ODOPOS weekly radio programme that debuted few weeks ago as one of the most listened programme.

The half hour weekly radio programme is packaged by the Adebayo led company, DIPTOT is aired on Orange FM Station every Thursday between 4.30-500pm.

When ThePODIUM reporter contacted Mr Adebayo popularly called Joge in the media industry the prolific broadcaster cum marketer about the authenticity of the scheme.

DR.AKIN OLOWOOKERE CHAIRMAN ONDO STATE DEVELOPMENT & PROPERTY CORPORATION

DR.AKIN OLOWOOKERE
CHAIRMAN ONDO STATE DEVELOPMENT & PROPERTY CORPORATION

“The goal of ODOPOS Scheme is to reawakening saving culture back into the peoples consciousness that is why the payment is structured to be an easy plan that is why with just N5,000 monthly plan in a year you a property owner any where in Nigeria” Adebayo assured
He warned that the scheme is a rear opportunity that whosoever that refused to key in to it now will live on an everlasting regret in life because when you subscribe to the scheme you are qualify to own property in any choice area in Nigeria.
He said the good news is that on Friday 25th April, 2014 on that day ODOPOS bulldozer entered and cleared the site at Oke-Oge very close to the Airport Authority in Akure which means that both Ondo and Airport Roads respectively are ready for allocation now.

ODPOS media consultant Adebayo who also serves as the Head of Media cum Image maker for ODOPOS also whispered to ThePODIUM that the major attraction and secret behind the huge success so far recorded on the scheme is the pedigree of Olowookere who is the Chief Marketer.
Adebayo held the believe that it is the antecedents and personality of Olowookere as an innovative die hard stance on the projects and his ability to draft the best brains around as the management team which helps give ODOPOS a very sound footing.

The team according to the DIPTOT boss, Adebayo is a consortium of professionals with proven records and high repute in relevance areas of the sectors packaged ODOPOS to actualized the dream of Dr.Olowookere to bridge the widening gap between poverty and property through a life changing investment and wealth creation sheme.

“As I speak with you over 500 subscribers have fully submitted their applications with all the necessary financial commitment and many others have also signified intension to do same next week”

Even political analysts in the state who were once very critical of the Dr.Olusegun Mimiko’s administration are already singing different tune as they are now eulogizing the governor for getting it right this time with the appointment of Olowookere which they call a round peg in a round hole.

Stakeholders in the sector and political watchers too had at different fora singled out Olowookere as the most performing political appointee in Mimikos cabinet.
The stakeholders said no appointee in the state has ever shown competence, courage and commitment like the new chairman and his team had exhibited.

Their eulogy now is that ‘if Olowokere is working,OSDPC is working that means Mimiko is really working’ because the board of OSDPC seems to be the only corporation that has really keyed into the Iroko Transformation Agenda on housing for all.

The beginning of the new era in housing corporation also marked Olowookere’s journey to his current political stardom which started when Gov.Mimiko beckons on him like other 82 other political appointees to man housing parastata on the 5th of November,2013.

And among all the other government agencies and parastatals with 0ver 82 appointees, Olowookere outstanding performance stands him out as he hit the ground running from their first day in office which amazed stakeholders in the housing and property development sectors.
With this magic wand Olowookere has turned the once fruitless housing corporation into a commercial viable government establishment.

As the 14th Chairman of the State Property Development Corporation, Olowookere appointment could be likened to a rain of blessing on a dusty land of disappointment, pandemonium and despair experience in many government parastata.

He brought his corporate experience into governance and with the same velocity that he started was still the level at which he is accelerating and driving the changes in the corporation.
That many are now saying that the best decision Gov.Mimiko ever make is the appointment of Olowookere to man the housing corporation and the secret sterling leadership quality and competence were what attracted him to be saddled him with this strategic office and he has perform beyond expectation.

This latest development in the Corporation can be said to be the signpost of the benchmark of change in governance despite the past inertial usually experience in the corporation.

His short stay has positively impacted on the improved services of the corporation as the staffers of the corporation are re-orientated to brace-up with the dictate of the new era.

The revolution in the corporation is made possible because of the rich pedigree of Olowookere as an active top player in the sector where he once pioneered the first private housing estate in Ondo State.

Olowookere who is known to be a man with strong passion for excellent inherited a corporation whose staff morale was at the lowest ebb.

It was at the inaugural meeting with the board, management and staff,that the transformation started when Olowookere declared that this is a new beginning in housing and he promised to injected zest and dynamism into his administration.

And that meeting also signaled the dawn of a new era in housing, the baptism of peace, unity, and amity that has chill stray nerves among the corporation staffs into a highly motivated establishment.

The physical transformation currently going on in the corporation did not left out the once decrepit office complex build since 1976 as it was renovated while for the first time a befitting reception was provided to measure up with the corporate image of the establishment.

While all the modern equipments supplied to all the departments has been the catalyst for the optimal performance of the staffers as the office of the Public Relations Officer [PRO] can boost of digital equipments that can withstands some broadcast organisations in town.

The Olowookere led team has also raised the bar in the Internally Generated Revenue [IGR] of the corporation as he has made the agency financially viable and self sustaining.

The new board procured a new grader while the event center building left uncompleted by the past administration was completed with modern facilities all these will serve as impetus that will helps increase the Internally Generated Revenue [IGR] of the corporation.

The oldest Government Reserved Area [GRA] in Ondo State, Ijapo Estate Gates were renovated to befit a status of an elite housing estate and the residents of Ilekun- Oda Estate too benefited with their perimeter fence for security purpose.

Since Olowookere is working @ OSDPC, that means Iroko is working & If Iroko is working then Ondo State is progressing you may indeed conclude.

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